Plumbing in the Home/Toilet

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I am have a problem with my toilet,lately the paper won't go down.I have replaced the guts recently, the one that cleans the bowl.I am wondering if the flow is clogged with calcium. years ago a plumber to take a screw driver and clean the holes under the rim. This toilet doesn't have the holes.

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Dear Richard,

    Some toilets have very specific requirements for the water level and the flapper which releases the water from the tank.  The fact that you recently rebuilt it leads me to suspect that you may have changed the water level or something.  If possible try increasing the amount of water in the tank.

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I am experienced at troubleshooting and solving all types of plumbing problems. Issues related to specific manufacturers fixtures and specifications though are beyond my field of expertise. I have dealt with problems in both rural and urban areas, and with water supply and drainage systems. Plumbing issues can be very obscure... such as odors, stains or occasional seepage. I have even had to chase rats from a customer's sewer line.

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I have 25 years experience dealing with plumbing systems (which also includes hot water and steam heating systems). My main expertise is in diagnosing and solving problems. I have worked in construction and installation of new systems but do not regard myself as an expert in that area.

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